Construction / Infrastructure

Investment spending into drone technology from architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) organizations is expected to exceed $11 billion. This speaks volumes to the disruptive potential of drones as a tool to this industry as companies are realizing major efficiencies and safety improvements from implementing drones. Utilizing the best methods in accuracy leveraging RTK and PPK for differential correction of photo positions, survey accuracy results are achieved.

Top Three Advantages


Site survey and
monitor digs for
3D modelling


Create 3D replicas of builds,
keep contractors accountable
and projects on time


Share data with remote
engineers and other
key stakeholders

Drone use in Construction


  • Frequency: Drones can be deployed to collect up-to-date data at regular intervals with minimal cost and disruption to operations.
  • Data quality: Sensor technology enables operators to collect high-quality precision data from Lidar and other camera sensors. Furthermore, data obtained from hard-to-reach or inaccessible areas can be processed immediately on-site or at the office and shared with stakeholders.
  • Data analysis: Data can be processed into 3D photogrammetry or point-clouds, which can be further analyzed to extract volumetric calculations, stockpiles, elevation models etc.
  • Safety: Operators can collect data from a safe vantage point, improving safety up to 55% and reducing the need for humans to enter often hazardous environments.
  • Efficiency: Drones and sensors can collect data from large areas more efficiently and accurately than a person.


  • Construction site progress monitoring: Daily or even hourly flights can be performed to document and digitize sites.
  • Structural inspections: Inspections can be performed with ease using drone platforms with high-zoom cameras such as the Z30.
  • Site surveys: Elevation modeling, centimeter-level precision survey-grade mapping capabilities.
  • Stakeholder presentations: Create stunning presentations from a different perspective from high-definition video and photo captures.
  • Building Information Management (BIM): Digitize assets with real life dimensions.
Drone Applications


Handheld or airborne, Lidar data creates point-cloud datasets that enables accurate measurements of surroundings.

Integrate with existing terrestrial Lidar data to make better decisions through informative insights. Digitize assets and historical events.

  • Share with others seamlessly via the cloud
  • Optional RBG camera module
  • Optional GPS / GNSS
  • Accuracy ± 3 - 5 cm
  • Range 2m - 220m

3d Photogrammetry Modeling

Replicate physical assets and infrastructure to create a digital twin for the purposes of monitoring, diagnostics, and optimization. Our hardware, software, and training solutions can help you get started. Contact us for more details.

Sample Data

LiAir S220

Lidar S220

  • Application: Residental Area
  • Data collection: LiAir S220
  • Speed: 5 m/s
  • AGL: 85 m
  • Data Format: * .LiData (Proprietary data format, must be opened in LiDAR360 - can be exported in other common formats through the software) Download Lidar360 here

  • Acquired by the airborne LiDAR system, can be used for city planning or road survey.

Lidar Data capture of BCIT building.

Point cloud merge of exterior and interior building scans using the LiBackpack C50 and Leica BLK2GO.

Cellular Tower Photogrammetry Modeling

This model was generated from images captured on a DJI Inspire 2 with X7 Camera.
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